Alumni Achievements

Dr. Kathe Albrecht

  • Elected to the National Advisory Board for the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She will attend her first board meeting in Washington, DC, in April 2018.

  • Participated in a panel at the College Art Association (CAA) conference in a session titled “Digital Humanities in the Classroom: An Exchange.” She discussed “Changing Pedagogy and the Unexpected: Mapping the Classroom of the Future" February, 2016

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Dr. Homer Charles Arnold

  • Paper: “Gone in a Flash, the camera as a tool for making graffiti” at the PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture Conference at The Rochester Institute of Technology. April, 2018

  • Appointed to the position of Lead Researcher and Archivist for the Estate of Michael Brewster. Brewster was a sonic artist active between 1970-2016. His work is in the Guggenheim as well as the Panza Collection in Milan, Italy.

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Dr. Gregory Blair

  • Presented paper “Place-Produced Thought and the Agency of Place” as part of the Regionalist Globalism: Considering the Process of Locality panel, at the 2016 SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA Oct 19-22, 2016
  • Presented paper, "Place-Produced Thought: The Agency of Place and the Co-Production of Knowledge in Heidegger, Baudrillard, and Others" at the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, The Sitka Institute, Sitka, AK, 2016
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Dr. Conny Bogaard

  • Elected to the Board of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF), December2017

  • Paper: “The Dialogical Museum: Authority and Answerability in a Multicultural World” for the Tenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK. September 15-17, 2017

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Dr. Jean Bundy

  • Awarded: 1st place for Best Arts Criticism for "Seward and Trump in Anchorage-Who Knew?" at the Alaska Press Club Award Ceremony, May 2018

  • Group show at Pleiades Gallery, NYC, June 12-July 7, 2018

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Dr. Amy Cook

  • Currently pursing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, in hopes of using Existential Therapy in concert with her PhD to assist clients in addressing issues of wellness, creative freedom, relationship navigation, and academic underachievement.
  • Exhibition, Recent Paintings, on view at Biotek Industries, May 2015
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Dr. Mary Anne Davis

  • Currently organizing a traveling exhibition of her Women and Power series to show at independent bookstores and libraries nationally. The first show runs Feb 23 - April 6th at the Chatham Bookstore on Main St. in Chatham, NY (catalog to accompany the exhibitions forthcoming).

  • Paper: “Toward a Theory of Optimism” at the Beverly salon in September 2018. Her article, “The Future Imperfect” will be published in the upcoming annual journal of the Beverly salon, Beverly Philosophy Journal. Vol 1. (Title to come)

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Dr. Kathy Desmond

  • Presented paper, “Theoretical Issues Related to Art and Design: Empathy and Judgment in Contemporary Art Practice” at the PCA/ACA National Conference, April 2017
  • Presented at the “Invisibility and Unfinalizability in the Field of Art and Aesthetics” at The Third Nomadikon and Center for the Ethics of Seeing Conference, Fall 2016
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Dr. Heather E. Dunn

  • Chapter included in the forthcoming book, Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution Will Be Live. This book will be part of the Routledge Research in Art and Politics series, to be published in 2019. Dunn’s chapter entitled, “Street Art, Political Activism, and Surveillance” looks at international, anonymous street artists who promote their artivist work through social media.

  • Paper: "Political Street Art in the Trump Era," and chair panel, "Art in the Age of Surveillance." SECAC Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2017

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Dr. Jennifer Ann Hall

  • Panelist: The Experience of Art featuring Artist-Philosopher Dr. Jennifer Hall in conversation with Dr. Vidette Asher, Neuroscience Researcher, Peabody Essex Museum. Monserrat College, March 1, 2018
  • Published, "Autopoietic Aesthetic as a Lens for Interactive Art "in the forthcoming book, Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind, Springer Verlag, Düsseldorf ,Germany, Fall 2015
  • Exhibition, Flying Fish Project, Robotic underwater robotic installation (bait balls and the predicators that love them) East Cape, Baja Mexico and Barnstable, Massachusetts, 2015
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Arlinda Henderson, M.Phil

  • Presented paper, "Display Holography in Art Practice: An Exploration of Interference," The Image Conference, University of California at Berkeley, October 29-30, 2015
  • Presented paper “The Interference of Art” Crossing Boundaries: Inclusion, Exclusion, Marginalization and the Hegemonic Making of Societies of Difference, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, Sept. 13, 2014
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Dr. Christopher Lonegan

  • Awarded the Summer Study Grant for Affiliate Faculty, Loyola University in Maryland, 2015
  • Presented paper, "'Nothing to be Afraid of": Stan Brakhage's The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes" in the panel: "Death in Contemporary Visual Art" at Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), October 21-24, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
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Dr. Kathryn A. McFadden

  • Chair of Panel: "AMBUSHED: Pussy Grabs Back, Ya'll: Female Exhibitionism in Art and Performance," at SECAC in Birmingham, Alabama. October 2018

  • Chair of Panel: "Between Us: Aesthetic Experience as Care” and will present paper "Care-full: Love in the Photography of Vivian Meyer,” at the 10th Annual Dialogic Conference in Braga, Portugal at the University of Minho. June 2018

  • Paper: "Closely Listening: conversation as aesthetic event," at the 73rd Annual SECAC Conference,  Columbus, OH, October 25-28, 2017
  • Paper: "Feasting Thought: Origin of Love in a Work of Art"(was read by Chris Yates) at Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition Conference (PACT) 7th annual meeting, Seattle University, September 24-26, 2015, Seattle, WA
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Dr. Emily Lauren Putnam

  • Lecture: “Performance Art in Northern Ireland: 1998 to 2018” Art Action: 1998 to 2018, Rencontre Internationale d’Art Performance de Quebec, Le Lieu, Quebec City, Quebec, November 2018 

  • Publication: "Duty-Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War, by Hito Steyerl." In Visual Resources, edited by Conor McGarrigle, vol 34(3), 2018.

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Dr. Josenilson Santana

  • Promoted to Associate Professor, and tenured, Abilene Christian University, Texas

  • Co-led an art light installation, “Lightwalk” on the campus of Abilene Christian University, Fall 2017

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